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Breakfast

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it can be the most delicious. Breakfast recipes are a favorite of mine; I’m a veteran scone, muffin, and granola maker, and my coffee cakes, crumb cakes, and doughnut bundt cakes are legendary!

  • A jar of homemade peach butter

    Easy Peach Butter

    Easy Peach Butter ~ you’ll kick yourself if you don’t make a big batch of silky butter before the peaches are all gone for the year. This small batch fruit spread…

  • blueberry muffin with paper wrapper

    Perfect Blueberry Muffins

    Is there anything better than a perfect blueberry muffin? If I could only bake one thing for the rest of my life, it would be a moist, fluffy muffin loaded with…

  • Girl holding a slice of Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

    Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

    The first words out of my daughter’s mouth after she took a bite of this fresh Strawberry Buttermilk Cake? “Wow ~ this is the best cake I’ve ever had!” She’s right,…

  • taking a bite of a slice of lemon crunch cake

    Lemon Crunch Cake

    This lemon crunch cake is an old fashioned style breakfast or snack cake with a pillowy soft texture, bright lemon flavor, and a delightfully crunchy top.…

  • Rhubarb jelly with small spoon

    Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly

    My Rhubarb Vanilla Bean Jelly is a rosy sweet/tart rhubarb jelly flecked with vanilla bean seeds that turns morning toast or a pb&j sandwich into a gourmet treat. Be sure to…

  • Dutch baby pin

    Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

    Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes have to be the spiffiest spring breakfast out there, who wouldn’t leap out of bed for these little German pancakes filled with lemon curd and blueberries? what…

  • strawberry milk muesli with spoon

    Strawberry Milk Muesli

    I haven’t skipped breakfast once since I discovered Strawberry Milk Muesli. It’s my spring version of oatmeal, so pretty and packed with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals for a super delicious…

  • breaking apart a piece of rhubarb breakfast cake

    Easy Rhubarb Breakfast Cake

    My Rhubarb Breakfast Cake is a classic, puffed up, fruity snack cake ~ the kind your grandma made, if you were lucky. It’s packed with jammy bits of sweet/tart rhubarb and…

  • British Kedgeree with soft cooked eggs

    Kedgeree

    Kedgeree is classic British comfort food made with basmati rice, smoked salmon, soft cooked eggs, and lots of herbs and spices — it’s versatile enough to eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch,…

  • homemade clotted cream

    How to Make Clotted Cream ~ 3 Ways!

    I’ll show you how to make clotted cream 3 ways  ~ in the Instant Pot, oven, or on the stove top: you choose how you want to make your very own…

  • rhubarb muffin with butter

    Perfect Rhubarb Muffins

    Perfect Rhubarb Muffins are tender and fluffy one bowl muffins with a featherweight streusel topping. (If you haven’t baked with rhubarb yet this season, it’s time to get your act together!)…

  • chocolate chip peanut butter muffin, unwrapped

    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins

    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins are super moist, full of peanut butter flavor, and stuffed with mini chocolate chips ~ these protein packed energy boosters are a family favorite!…

  • strawberry sheet pan pancakes, sliced into squares

    Strawberry Sheet Pan Pancakes

    Strawberry Sheet Pan Pancakes are soft, plush, berry-licious spring pancakes baked right in the oven so everyone can dig into their warm stack at the same time. Perfect for weekend breakfasts,…

  • hands holding fresh farm eggs

    Egg recipes for spring

    Eggs are the perfect symbols of the season, and they also happen to be a delicious, healthy, and versatile ingredient in the kitchen. This cheap source of protein is an unsung…

  • Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake on a piece of parchment paper.

    Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake

    This Norwegian Rhubarb and Almond Cake is a delicate breakfast cake that features the unusual combination of tart rhubarb with almond. This is an ideal spring brunch cake.…

  • strawberry scones drizzled with sweet glaze

    Fresh Strawberry Scones

    Strawberry Scones are stuffed with lots of juicy fresh strawberries tucked inside a flaky tender pastry and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. For Mother’s Day, Easter brunch, and lazy spring…

  • A piece of cake covered in sugar

    Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake (Ciambella)

    Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake, or Ciambella, is a classic Italian style lemon bundt cake with lots of lemony flavor and a delicate crumb. Pair it with a good cup of coffee…

  • spooning custard sauce on an Irish Apple Cake

    Authentic Irish Apple Cake

    This is an authentic old fashioned Irish apple cake, the kind that would be made throughout the apple harvest season all over Ireland, where every farmhouse has its own prized version…

  • triple berry muffin

    Triple Berry Muffins

    Triple Berry Muffins are high rising muffins bursting with tart berry flavor. We use fresh or frozen berries for a deliciously convenient breakfast treat. (This latest muffin recipe is a new…

  • Breakfast casserole with Tater Tot crust, on a plate with fork and juice

    Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tot Crust

    My breakfast casserole with a tater tot crust is a fluffy egg casserole baked up with lots of sausage, onions, peppers, and cheese, topped with everybody’s favorite hash browns. It’s a…

  • irish soda scones with jam

    Darina Allen’s Irish Soda Scones

    Irish Soda Scones are classic soda bread in the form of tender little scones ~ have them for breakfast, afternoon tea, or alongside your corned beef and cabbage.  If you’re a…

  • spaghetti carbonara for breakfast in a skillet

    Breakfast Pasta Carbonara

    My Breakfast Pasta Carbonara recipe with smoked bacon, eggs, Parmesan and a handful of fresh parsley is an irresistible skillet pasta. It’s a comforting late night snack or lazy weekend breakfast…

  • one banana banana bread cooling in loaf pan on white board

    One Banana Banana Bread!

    One Banana Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts ~ when there’s just one banana left on the counter, this one-banana, one-bowl quick bread recipe steps up to the plate.…

  • Sicilian orange cake, sliced

    Sicilian Orange Cake

    If a fresh orange could magically morph into a cake, it would taste just like this Sicilian orange cake; it’s got so much natural citrus flavor!…

  • clotted cream with scones

    Stove Top Clotted Cream Recipe

    My Stove Top Clotted Cream Recipe is the easiest way I’ve found to make homemade clotted cream ~ If you’ve always wanted to make this English tea time treat, start with…

  • Unwrapping a lemon streusel muffin

    Perfect Lemon Muffins

    Lemon Muffins are a little mid winter treat from me to you. They’re my way of saying hang in there, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and in the meantime,…

  • blood orange crumble bars sliced into squares

    Blood Orange Crumble Bars

    I’m squeezing every last delicious drop out of blood orange season with these Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~  the sweet tart filling is layered into a buttery shortbread crumble dough and…

  • A close up of a piece of chocolate muffin

    Double Chocolate Muffins

    My double chocolate muffins are moist high rise muffins loaded with chocolate chips ~ aka chocolate cake for breakfast. Best of all, they’re super easy to make and ready in about…

  • a glazed old fashioned buttermilk doughnut on a cooling rack

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes

    Doughnut Bundt Cakes are a specialty of the house here at the Great Island kitchen, I’ve got one of these irresistible breakfast cakes to fit every doughnut fantasy……